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Definition of International

(adjective) Concerning two or more nations.

Examples of International

International Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: in·ter·na·tion·al

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌɪn(t)ərˈnæʃ(ə)nəl/
  • British English – /ˌɪntəˈnaʃn̩(ə)l/

Usage Notes

  • In contrast to international, national concerns one nation.
  • Sociologists study (noun) internationality or (noun) internationalism to examine (adverb) internationally relevant themes such as (noun) internationalists and the process of (noun) internationalization or how culture (verb) internationalizes.

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Cite the Definition of International

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “international.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 22, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/international/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

international. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/international/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “international.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/international/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“international.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/international/>.